This Week in Milford

July 12, 2016

Fumbling For A CD?

Filed under: exposition comics, hideous scar faces, lessons learned — timbuys @ 5:56 am


Ah, yes, not texting and driving, not drinking and driving, no the real menace on the roads these days are old fogies such as myself who still listen to music that is stored on physical media in their car rather than streaming it.

Speaking of random, just yesterday I was running an errand and found myself driving behind a young woman in a Jeep Compass – I couldn’t tell if she had a diastema – and I wanted to warn her, to say something…

Question: I hope I never have to find out but is wearing an onyx earring the size of a baby’s fist appropriate funeral wear?



  1. Please, somebody give me a shepherd’s crook and I’ll drag this tool off the stage. This is awful.

    Comment by John S. Walters — July 12, 2016 @ 6:06 am

  2. Perhaps an onyx earring, perhaps a…Sentinel Sphere from the Phantasm movies! Oh yeah, here comes another plot twist! Get it? Twist?

    Comment by g2design — July 12, 2016 @ 6:58 am

  3. Fumbling for a CD? How long has Rubin been sitting in this story?

    And the pickup driver couldn’t have simply been surprised by a two-car wreck appearing out of the darkness and not reacted quick enough, as many real-life drivers unfortunately do?

    Oh yeah, and the car with its lights off just happened to be driven by the intoxicated father of one of True’s baseball teammates. That’s crazy random, right?

    This is fiction, we know that. The more “random” it gets, the less “random” it comes across.

    Comment by billytheskink — July 12, 2016 @ 7:20 am

  4. Wake Forest can’t claim this guy soon enough.

    Comment by Dood — July 12, 2016 @ 7:22 am

  5. I wonder if those grieving folks are supposed to be Boo’s parents. Boo’s dad only made the one appearance when he supplied the deathmobile and he was a fair-haired, kinda hip guy with a goatee. This guy is from that Dick Nixon or maybe a younger LBJ model. Of course, Boo’s parents aren’t important here, so why am I worked up into a froth?

    That fumbling with a CD thing sounds so specific. Did True get a copy of the police report or did Chief Lind drop one of at Gil’s, which Gil shared with True? This also doesn’t matter. What matters is that True gets to wrap this up in a stunningly awful way.

    Comment by nedryerson — July 12, 2016 @ 7:53 am

  6. Speaking as an old fogie who has a dozen or so CDs in his car at any given time, I tend to let CDs play through and even repeat, so CDs are probably the least distracting thing in my car in terms of causing me to divert attention from the road. When playing audio through a connected device, there’s way more potential for something distracting to happen. So blame the CD and not the Jaegermeister shots that Del tossed back because it doesn’t matter and it’s all random and sorry Boo, but you were just a loser in the cosmic crapshoot.

    Comment by nedryerson — July 12, 2016 @ 8:44 am

  7. Let me get this straight. The still-unnamed driver of the pickup truck, immediately after hitting a disabled vehicle and killing its driver, volunteered to the police that we was “fumbling for a CD”? Unlike anyone else, who’d insist that they weren’t distracted?
    What is a driver even less likely to say?
    1. “I was watching porn on my dashboard video player”.
    2. “I was trying to get my crack pipe to stay lit”.
    3. “I was on my cell phone … calling directory assistance”.

    Comment by Philip — July 12, 2016 @ 8:50 am

  8. In line one, “killing its DRIVER”. I meant to say DRIVER.

    Fixed! – TimP

    Comment by Philip — July 12, 2016 @ 8:51 am

  9. I feel like, if we pulled far enough out from this scene, we’d see not Rubin but Jon Lovitz’s Tommy Flanagan at the keyboard. “Fumbling for a CD… yeah, that’s the ticket!”

    Comment by teenchy — July 12, 2016 @ 9:16 am

  10. True neglected to mention it was a Mystic Prank CD. Oh, the humanity!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — July 12, 2016 @ 9:24 am

  11. P2 is Art Standish, no? And I guess that could be Boo’s mom — for reference, here’s breakfast with Boo.

    I… *guess* it could make sense that Art is comforting Boo’s mom? (Given that Boo’s parents don’t get along so hot, I stepped back from calling her “Mom Radley”.) Why *wouldn’t* Art be up front with Mom. *throws hands up*

    Comment by lauramac — July 12, 2016 @ 9:34 am

  12. * (meaning “sitting up front”, not “up front” as in conversational directness/honesty)

    Comment by lauramac — July 12, 2016 @ 9:43 am

  13. All this randomness reminds me of Ransom Hale, the fake New Zealander. Hey, was it one of his bootleg CDs that the unnamed pickup truck driver was fumbling?

    Comment by Dood — July 12, 2016 @ 10:31 am

  14. lauramac, my take was the p2 couple is Art and “Mom,” whom we saw I think once, and that she is crying for True. Much as Boo became a pawn in this, her parents seem to have disappeared– has there been any reference to them beyond that Mimi and her team were going to their house the night after the crash? I know I said this yesterday, but something tells me to repeat it, that when the story turns on perhaps the worst plot blunder in the history of GT, we cannot expect things to improve in the aftermath.

    Comment by vaganova — July 12, 2016 @ 12:16 pm

  15. The fact that a lot of the men in the strip end up looking somewhat Gil-ish, as Art does in p2, reminds me of the age question. When Gil and Mimi married (late 1980s?) our local paper ran a drawing of “Miss Clover” on the engagements page. The announcement mentioned that “Despite teaching and coaching at Milford since 1958, Mr Thorp is still 35…”

    Comment by vaganova — July 12, 2016 @ 1:21 pm

  16. I’m not quite sure why everybody is beating up on True here. Yes I know some of it is snark, but as the person that spent the most time off the field with Boo, he’s apt to be picked for doing this. And – as an 18 year old grieving, he is bound to make the mistake of making some of it all about himself. Stop thinking like 55 year olds.

    Comment by 1966tvbatman — July 12, 2016 @ 9:32 pm

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